Talk Nation Radio for January 5, 2011
Ben Adler on RNC Conservatives, Media, and Primaries:
The Nation Magazine election writer takes us through Iowa, New Hampshire, S. Carolina, and beyond.
Produced by Dori Smith, Storrs, CT
Music by Fritz Heede
What did the media ask Republican Presidential candidates, what was left out? The Nation Magazine's Ben Adler looks at Iowa, New Hampshire and S. Carolina with an eye toward what could be asked of the candidates, what they are really saying. Is Romney for the 1%? We look at Ben Adler's story in The Nation Magazine, 'Ten Questions for Mitt Romney' plus examine the new role of Rick Santorum as a Christian Conservative candidate, and consider Ron Paul's results. What did we learn from Iowa? Where do we go from here?
Ben Adler reports on Republican and conservative politics and media for The Nation as a Contributing Writer. He previously covered national politics and policy as a staffer at Newsweek, Politico and the Center for American Progress. He also writes regularly about urban and environmental policy, and he was a 2008-2009 urban leaders fellow at Next American City. His freelance writing has appeared in The American Prospect, The Atlantic, Columbia Journalism Review, The Guardian, The New Republic, The Progressive, Reuters, Salon and The Washington Monthly and has been reprinted in several books.